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. tonight, scotland yard's lead investigator says there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the case against rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie gosk has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information
custody after hours of questioning. >> the head of scotland yard has stepped down even though this top cop insists he did nothing wrong. >> reporter: rebekah brooks was rupert murdock's protege and it's said he considered her his other daughter. sunday she went to scotland yard to answer questions about the cell phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of the tabloid newspaper "news of the world." that they hacked the cell phones of 4,000 people in search of scoops. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious, page one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how'd you get that story? who was your source? >> reporter: later in the day, another bombshell. the head of scotland yard resigning. surpail stevenson said he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate alleged criminal acts by murdock's journalists, nor of the alleged bribery of police officers by "news of the world" reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. >> reporter: tuesday, rupert murdock and his son ja
foreign officials, that being detectives at scotland yard, it's a violation of that act. we most frequently see that act being prosecuted with companies opening up plants or supply lines in third world countries and the brother of a prince or son-in-law of a queen gets a contract, basically a bribe, something that's prosecuted here mostly with large corporations doing things like that, but the facts do fit for news corp., if they bribed people at scotland yard to prosecute them in the u.s. >> how serious is the violation of a foreign practices act, something the sort of thing that could have more problems for a company? >> could have more problems, people could go to jail depending on how high you can show there was authorization to violate the act, but the corporation could be put into a monitorship for a period of time as we've seen with wall street companies over the years. they could actually make the company -- have the company lose its charter if they wanted to, but i'd like to move away from the criminal for a second, our federal communications, our fcc has also incredible
words, she'll be investigating herself. the police inquiry is continuing as well and scotland yard says there are more bombshell revelations to come. >> pelley: mark, do we know who started this hacking to begin with? >> it was a private investigator who was working for the "news of the world." he appears to have developed the system for hacking into the accounts but then various reporters-- many of them-- this was a long standing practice appeared to have done the reporting and the ferreting out of information that's appeared in the papers. >> pelley: thank you, mark. this story is amazing. a court case in southern india has led to an astounding discovery. a spectacular treasure inside a 500-year-old hindu temple. a local activist has accused administrators of the temple of mismanagement so an audit was ordered. it turned up at least $22 billion worth of gold and jewels. $22 billion. the police are now guarding the treasure around the clock. off the mexican coast, the search continues for seven missing americans. why rescuers think they may still be alive when we come back. my copd sym
not consider this discuss pishus. one day after the head of scotland yard resigned hi top deputy followed him out of the door. news korp owner and his son are scheduled to testify before the parliament tomorrow. >> and it's happened again. a large dust storm sweeping through phoenix now for the second time in just the last few weeks. the cloud blanketed the region push bid up to 50 miles per hour winds. it's fascinating to take a look at. strange, too. some experts are warning of potential health risks. doctors say it can trigger valley fever. and you can see and understand why. >> and no relief in sight for millions of dollars baking in heat across the country. heat advisories are now posted in 17 states from texas to ohio and minnesota. several fans of the baseball game had to be treated for heat exhaustion. in all, temperatures topped 100 degrees in five states today with humidity making it feel hotter. >> it's muggy. and this 72-year-old is going into that water, honey. >> the combination is dangerous. and heat is the number one weather-related killer in the u.s.. officials are urging peo
as scotland. >> we adore them and we just happened to be hire at tere at t time. >> we watched the wedding and we heard they were coming to l.a. >> reporter: southern california is the couple's only stop during their three day u.s. visit. though elton john and david and victor i can't remember beckham have homes here, they'll stay at the british council general's mansion in hancock park where they were welcomed friday night by top state and city leaders. next on the agenda, prince william plays in a clarity polo match in santa barbara, then they'll help promote the british film industry at a black tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. jina kim, nbc news, beverly hills. >>> coming up on 16 after the hour. a little polo, hollywood time. i would imagine there will be a lot of celeb brrity visiting. >> and do you let him win? some people say yes. i say you'll be wren written down in the record books if you beat him. anyway, we have plenty of sunshine coming our way. we'll talk about all the detail -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in t
that scotland yard has made an arrest in the scandal that has rocked rupert murdoch's media empire and yet another remainor how serious the hacking investigation is. london's top police officer faces a public grilling today. dan rivers is on that for us. dan, what do you think? >> reporter: paul stevenson, the top policeman in the uk, is being questioned at the moment by the metropolitan police authority. particularly coming under pressure because, this morning, they arrested a former deputy editor i "the news of the world" neil wallace, arrest number nine as part of this and the other inquiry into corrupt or bribing police officials for information. now, the important thing is here is already we know one of the senior policemen in scotland yard john yates has already admitted having lunches with neil wallace, the man now arrested. a lot of pressure on one senior policeman, john yates, therefore, top pleasure on the top policemen. rupert and james murdoch are hounded in the people behind the building me to come and appear and justify what happened in their newspapers. james murdoch saying
. >> absolutely. scotland yard has been embarrassed by the whole situation. scotland yard is taking a very aggressive tactic addressing rebekah brooke. they are getting involve and they not only sounded like they didn't run their newspapers, they sound like they didn't even head their newspapers. anyone who read news of the world or the sun could tell that there were hacked voice mails in there and they had no idea they didn't have the proof. >> give us perspective he was passionate about newspapers. >> sure. this was the best selling newspaper in britain a lot of people and analysts within news corp. said why don't we get rid of the non-money makers and other media venchers. murdoch is an old newspaper man and that's how we came up. he has a sentimental attachment to the papers and when it comes to this side of the atlantic where he keeps the new york post and loses a lot of money and has a lot of influence in new york and nationally, it's because it's part of his power base. that paper and other outlets provide coverage to people who she sympathetic to. not as people who are on the other
official, like a scotland yard office, or news corp hid bribes by falsifying books and records and that latter possibility is really the more likely one, because almost no company has disclosed they are paying bribes. somewhere in news corp there will be liability if you hid bribes that, were, in fact, paid. >> in terms of exposure to the american part of the company, am i right in thinking that if that is proven if there were bribes being paid, either anonymously or in fake names, whatever it may be, if it were paid by news international, a british company, does that still impact on the american part of the business? >> there are two distinctions here, if the bribes are paid by news international, i think it is unlikely that u.s. prosecutors would want to go after bribery to british governmental officials. i think they would still be interested in the books and records of news corp. news international is conso consolidated with news corp. and those records fail to disclosed there were bribes paid. and $8 million in stock value has disappeared over the last couple of weeks. the
. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, when much of the alleged criminal activity took place. she has insisted she knew nothing about it. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious, page one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how'd you get that story? who was your source? >> repor
of the world" also worked simultaneously, if you'll pardon the pun, as a translator for scotland yard. there was also somebody who was working both as the chief correspondent -- or chief reporter of the paper. as a police informant. so the -- there was almost no delineation at times between where news international finished around scland yard began. it was really extraordinary. >> rose: there was a headline,lm reuters saying, is britain more corrupt it thinks? >> i tnk we need to be careful before moving too far in that direction. this is not italy. this is certainly not a banana republic. what we've seen is an entangling of media and politicians and police, a kind of causeuasi new establishment with roles not being clearly enough defined. i think the second point to makeis that let's not forget britain has a very vibrant competitive press. and this story was exposed, not by a police inquire race, not by a parliamentary committee, but by a leading british newspaper "the guardian," helped a little bit by "the new york times," which crucially broke the story that broke the news internat
kind of things happened here that happened over there. scotland yard made its ninth arrest in a widening scandal over in britain. how far will this go? joining us, u.s. senator barbara boxer from california. do you think the fbi should investigate the newscorp and rupert murdoch? >> absolutely and senator jay rockefeller, chairman of the committee of which i am a senior member, he joined me and we asked for an investigation by the department of justice and the security and exchange commission. listen, chris, there are two laws that really may be implicated here, that may have been broken here. one is the foreign corrupt practices act that passed in the '70s. one is the so-called wiretap act. and american corporations can't break american laws, and rupert murdoch, according to reports, became an american citizen. his corporation is american, because he wanted to be able to own tv stations. well, the fact is, you have to abide by american law. >> let me ask you, do you believe in he bribed foreign officials? isn't that what we're talking about? his corporation? >> well, it's
scotland yard for accepting almost $20,000 in hospitality from a private health clinic after he had yound yund gone surgery. that health clinic was represented by a p.r. firm owned by former editor of "the news of the world." this picture is building up. this cozy relationship between the police and senior executives at news of the world. that made his position very difficult. he decided to step down last night. insisting all the while he had done nothing wrong. >> the issue of my integrity, let me set clear that i the -- the people that know me know my integrity is completely intact. i may wish we had done something differently but i will not lose sleep over my personal integrity. >> reporter: the problem was, though, this kind of web of connections just seems to be getting ever greater as more information comes to light between the police and people at the newspaper, rupert murdoch's newspaper, and number 10 downing street. the prime minister, david cameron, hired a former news of the world editor andy colton. that story still rumbling along in britain with more sort of suggestions that
". this is almost an hour. >> tonight scotland yard in turmoil. another resignation of the top. police biggest casualty of the phone-hacking scandal. assistant commissioner john yates follow his boss's example quits more in anger than in sorrow. >> there continues to be a huge amount of inaccurate, ill-informed and on occasion down right malicious gossip being published about me personally. >> another bizarre twist tonight. sean hoare the initial "news of the world" whistle blower is found dead. david cameron cuts short of visit to africa. >> i'm determined to get to the bottom of it. >> tonight we examine the damage he is suffering and the state of the met. then we'll talk about that committee hearing with rupert murdoch tomorrow. also tonight the united states prepared last month their drones have stopped killing pakistani civilians. we have news evidence which says that's wrong. good evening is britain's biggest and most important police force merely inexcept or corrupt or possibly both? you can forgive people for wondering. public confidence in the police is said to be rocking after two hi
wedding. stephanie gosk is in edinburgh, scotland, with more. >> reporter: that's right, ann. this is the first royal wedding in scotland in 20 years. it's the queen's oldest granddaughter marrying mike tindell, the captain of england's rugby team. the ceremony is here tomorrow afternoon at that church behind me. any other year at any other time this would be the wedding of the year. but just three months ago, william and kate set the bar for that honor pretty high. dara phillips, prince william's first cousin, is tying the knot same year with their grandmother on the wedding list. but that is just about where the similarities end. nearly 2,000 guests packed into westminster abbey in london. there will be 400 in edinburgh. cam flas the abbey broadcast the wedding to billions around the world. here the doors are closed. instead of a crowd of over a million, there will be a modest 2,000. the marrow streets of the scottish capital can't handle much more than that. but you get the sense from phillip and her rugby star mark: tindell that is exactly how they want it. the couple has
scotland yard's links to the paper stop police probing the phone- hacking scandal more deeply. full disclosure is embarrassing too for the prime minister. a list of engagements released by downing street today show just how frequently he paid court to news corp. executives and they to him. the prime minister won't be saying sorry for that, but rupert murdoch will be apologizing again this weekend for what he called serious wrongdoing at the "news of the world." he's personally signed a letter, which will run as an advert in seven national newspapers so his later in the day, a second top murdoch executive resigned. since 2007, les hinton has been c.e.o. at dow jones and company, publisher of the "wall street journal." but for 12 years, he chaired the company that oversaw the british tabloids now involved in the scandal. he said in a statement today he was ignorant of what apparently happened, but felt it proper to resign. for more on that part of the story, i'm joined now by rem reider of "american journalism review." thanks for being with us. >> my pleasure. >> so tell us a little b
's brought out royal watchers from as far away as scotland. >> we adore them and we just happened to be here at the right time. >> we watched the royal wedding and then we started planning because we heard that they were coming to l.a. >> reporter: southern california is the couple's only stop during their visit, though elton john and david and victoria beckham have homes here, they'll stay at the british council general's mansion in hancock park where they were welcomed friday night by top state and city leaders. next on the agenda, prince william plays in a clarity polo match in santa barbara, and then they'll help promote the british film industry at a black tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. gjengina kim, nbc news, beverly hills. >> they would told me some folks were paying as muches as $60,000 to get a chance to play polo with the prince. could you imagine? >> if you've got the money, great. and you're not going to have that opportunity very often. >> you can play with me for a lot less. a lot less. and i'll bring the drinks and hot dogs. just invite me. for
. >>> a big arrest in the hacking world. police in scotland say one of the spokes folt notorious computer hacking groups is in custody. we're learning anonymous is urging people to close their paypal accounts. the group has targeted paypal since it stopped handling donations for wikileaks. >>> you complained, home improvement and construction tied with retail sales for the number three on the list. complaints were about lousy or unfinished work, false advertising, defective products and so on. number would, credit card billing fees, predty lending, aggressive debt collectors. number one, autos, false advertising, lemons and shoddy repairs. >>> before we go, today's businessman's special. the sports car is scoring number one for the seventh year in a row with drivers. i'll tell you which one is. more details after the break. 25 after the hour. [ diane lane ] is your anti-wrinkle cream gone... but not your wrinkles. new neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula smoothes wrinkles in just one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. why wait if you don't have to. we bel
. this is producing interests facts between murdoch's newspapers and scotland yards. >> the british tabloid schedule and unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. elizabeth palmer is outside parliament with the latest. >> reporter: as you said, the murdochs have been testifying in front of what is technically a committee on media culture and sport. but i can tell you that the atmosphere around here is much more like a cross between epic drama and an imposition. the set for this drama, the splendor of britain's westminster parliament. the star of the show, media titan rupert murdoch. as investors around the world hanging on his every word and gesture. he is used to giving orders and not answering questions especially from politicians who until recently held him in either awe or terror. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: by his side, his son james, the senior executive in the murdoch family empire. >> the company has admitted liability to victims of illegal voice mail interceptions, has apologized unreservedly, which i repeat today, to those victims, and the company als
for scotland yard gave testimony that shows how big this scandal has become. they say they have a list of 4,000 potential victims and additional 5,000 phone numbers that need to be analyzed and so far they've only notified 170 people. with daily accusations piling up and the list of high-profile targets including a former prime minister and the royal family, growing longer and longer, british parliament has decided it wants to hear directly from those in charge. rupert murdock, his son james, chief execive, and executive prebekaa brooks, has been asked to testify next week in front of parliament. >> what's really interesting is that until now, rupe rupert mur was confident that all parties are going to support him. now they're all turning against him. >> reporter: murdoch shut down the "news of the world" because of what was described as toxic culture. but the company is fighting back against allegations involving two of the other papers, "the sun" and "the sunday times." they wanted to get a 2006 article about his child's cystic fi breaux says, suggesting their methods may have been illega
to their royal regiment of scotland. eyewitness to that first hand the sacrifice from our shoulders. i pay tribute to the bravery and dedication of this particular soldier was lost in such tragic circumstances. our thoughts are with him and his family and friends at this time, and we pay tribute to him and all like him in afghanistan and elsewhere. mr. speaker, this morning, i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others, and i shall have further such meetings today. >> mr. campbell. >> can i agree with the sentiments that the prime minister has made? yesterday, we gave 10 billion pounds to the banks in greece. we gave 7 billion pounds to ireland. we gave 100 billion, this is the british taxpayer, 100 million per year for the quality of the banks in this country for insurance purposes and our purposes. why does the prime minister not go down to his friends in the city and xs -- ssack a few spivs? >> first of all, mr. speaker, it is this government who has put a bank living on the banks so that they are paying in more every year than they paid in the bank bonus tax under the last gov
-ranking officers of scotland yard part of the original investigation in to news of the world were themselves victims of hacking. the allegations raising new questions about their handling of the case and they feared reprisals from the paper. the officers will appear at a hearing on that today. >>> wow. so have we heard -- have we heard any response from murdock's people? about these are overblown, they're not true? because you know what, again we've seen before where things are swept up. >> absolutely. especially in london. >> it's a storm, the london tabloids. and you sit there and go, i wonder if this is much to do about nothing down the road. but for the fact that i'm not really hearing a response from news corp. they're usually the most aggressive pitbulls. i mean, i always -- you look at their pr staff, they're remarkable. you sit there in wonderment. but they're completely silent. i'm thinking, wow, where there's smoke, there might be a lot of fire. >> they responded this morning to great britain. they responded by obviously the closure of the -- >> yeah, obviously. >> they responded.
be a more down to earth affair. the latest on that ceremony from scotland coming up. >>> are you ready to return to the '80s? >> i still live in the '80s. >> we're really going to take you back because we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a big summer concert. >> journey out on the plaza. they're going to be performing on what is a stage that is still drying out from overnight rain. we're happy about that. see them in our 8:30 half hour. >>> let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis in washington. kelly o'donnell has been covering this story. she's got the latest this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, ann. from delayed to potentially derailed, is that where we are this morning? hours and hours went by overnight when house speaker john boehner and his leadership team were trying to get a handful of their own members to go along, to come together on a solution to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending. but they are nowhere. so now we know that all the republican house members will meet this morning to try to find a way out. >> it's time for so
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